Karen is the Director of Finance and Community Liaison at Pesek Law. Karen is originally from Mexico and arrived to Columbus Nebraska in 2003 to start her higher education. It was in Columbus where she met Ross Pesek and they have been together since. Karen learned English while she was taking regular classes at Central Community College, and in her free time she helped in the family-owned business, a Mexican grocery store in town. After receiving her Associates od Arts Degree at CCC, Karen got a scholarship to continue her education at a four-year college, she and Ross chose to go to Wayne State College, where she finished her Public Accounting degree in 2007. Right after college, Karen got a job at Deloitte, an accounting and consulting firm, during this time and thanks to being bilingual, she was sent to work all over the states, Spain and Mexico. Karen and Ross got married in 2008, and eventually Karen stopped working at Deloitte to start doing the finances and accounting of the new firm Pesek Law.
Today, Karen coordinates most of the work related to the True Potential scholarship, she manages relationships with students, donors and community members to promote the scholarship, and does the books for the law firm, including the administration of the Trust Accounts, employee’s retirement accounts and office management. In addition to being co-founder of the True Potential scholarship program, Karen also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Heartland Workers Center, a nonprofit focused on promoting civic engagement amongst minorities in the region.
Karen and Ross have three kids and live in South Omaha.
Education and community service:
Bachelor of Science, Public Accounting, Wayne State College, 2007
Associate of Arts Degree, Central Community College, 2005
Heartland Workers Center, Board of Directors, 2017
True Potential, Co-founder, 2013